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227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036


Ended 2 Jun 2013 after 2 months

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A dynamic production with an excellent cast.

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

Closed 2 Jun 2013
In the golden age of Hollywood cinema, actors may have all the glory, but studio execs have all the power.
The Hoff-Federated studio has had its most successful star, Charlie Castle, over a barrel ever since it helped cover up a mistake that could have ended his career.
When a woman with insider knowledge threatens to come forward, the studio heads will stop at nothing to protect Charlie's secret... but how far is he willing to go before he quits the movie business for good?
Set in a glossy world of rumor mills and rocky friendships, The Big Knife is a riveting, bitingly funny look at how challenging it can be to stay true to yourself - when everyone expects you to play a part.

Additional Information


Previews from: 22 March 2013

Opening night: 16 April 2013

Closing night: 2 June 2013

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, which includes one 15-minute intermission

Show times


And before you stop reading

7pm curtain April 23 - May 3

What You Say

1 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

Janet Chambers: “Good Theatre”

The play was dramatic and well acted. Some of the theatrics were so real... more

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